Fresh off of winning the Round Rock Classic over the weekend, Jay Johnson and the LSU Tigers stayed close to central Texas and battled with the Texas Longhorns. It was a defensive stalemate for most of the contest, but a three-run home run by Gavin Dugas in the ninth led LSU over Texas in a 3-0 victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
This game was very defensive, with zero runs scored and only seven base hits between the two teams for the first seven innings. Thatcher Hurd pitched 4.2 innings in the contest, allowing three hits and walking three batters while striking out four.
However, LSU had many chances to put runners in as they stranded nine baserunners in the first eight innings.
In the ninth, LSU started the inning with back-to-back walks to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Gavin DUgas came up two batters later and launched a three-run homer to left field to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead late in the game.
Christian Little came in to close out the game for LSU, retiring the Longhorns in order to secure a huge midweek win for the Tigers.
BIG NUMBER: 9
LSU stranded nine baserunners in the contest, but a three-run home run by Gavin Dugas was enough for LSU to get the win.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Gavin Dugas
Gavin Dugas was the X-Factor of this game, breaking it open in the ninth with a three-run home run to left field to give the Tigers the late lead.
UP NEXT: LSU returns to Alex Box Stadium Friday to host Butler. The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and you can hear the action on The Game.